Cutting Thin Materials
Laserod Provides Job Shop Services or Laser Tools
Slotting, Grooving, or Scribing Thin Materials, Metals & Polymers
Simple or Complex Shapes
Laser Micromachining Example
Many laser job shops have difficulty cutting and drilling thin metals, Laserod does not. One of our many specialties is the cutting and shaping of thin metals. Try us and see! The thinner the material, the better. Our use of single mode lasers ensure minimal thermal distortion. Our range of laser cut widths (kerfs) is 10-50 microns.
See also Hole Drilling
Guidelines on Laser Micromachining Thin Materials at Laserod include:
- Max Depth: up to 3mm
- Min Depth: none
- Typical Depth: 0.5mm
- Kerf Loss: 10-25 microns (width of laser cut in any material)
- Laser Debris: entrance side only, none on laser exit side. Debris field is an easily removable haze; the debris has no adhesion.. If desired, remove with Q-tip, styrofoam, DI water, ultrasonic cleaning, etc. We can do this if you prefer.
- Laser ablation of metal creates a hazy residue of redeposited metal, but only on one side. The particulates are submicron in size.
- Whatever your requirements for laser processing thin metals, we are pleased to discuss it with you. Please call, e-mail or fax.
Some Examples of Micromachining by Laser
Small Part Machining
Laser Machining Small Part
This small part, having a diameter of 2 mm, is cut out of thin stainless steel of thickness 125 microns (0.005″) and is representative of Laserod’s fine quality work.
Copper Micromachining by Laser
Laser Micromachining Example [Thin Matls]
Precision Laser Micromachining of Magnetic Metal Tips
Machining 25 Micron Radius Tips
Aluminum Micromachining by Laser
Laser Micromachining Aluminum
Large quantities are welcome
Micromachining Large Batch of Parts
Laser Micro-machined CVD Diamond
Laser Micromachining Diamond
Laser Machining Ceramic/Alumina
Precision Micromachined Slots in Alumina Ceramic by YAG Laser